We source local, small batch kimchi and sauerkraut style ferments, always raw and unpasteurised for the gut health benefits.
£33.99 / month + shipping
Made by natural fermentation and containing live microbes at the time of consumption
Improve health, digestion and wellbeing by consuming live fermented foods
Our uninterrupted end-to-end cold supply chain keeps the ferments in tip top shape
We source mouthwatering fermented vegetables that your gut will love. Crack open a jar and have a heapful alongside breakfast, lunch or dinner. These ferments will add some zing to any meal.
The products contain the live beneficial microbes from the fermentation, that's why they are stored chilled and delivered in insulated packaging. Fermented foods that are consumed alive (unpasteurised or otherwise heat treated) contain beneficial microbes that may have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.
Highlight of my week – my first order and looking great! Art meets fermented vegetables
Dr. Monica Lascar
Love the box! Smoked mackerel on toast with the umami sea kraut is a damn fine North Sea themed breakfast
Just powered through half a jar of sauerkraut in one sitting. That jalapeno sauce is unbelievable
The minimum we put in all boxes is 5 products: 4 jars of kimchi and sauerkraut-style ferments and 1 bottle of fermented hot sauce. Normally we add 1 extra jar, usually smaller than the regular ~500 grams, but we can’t guarantee to do it every time.
Sometimes you can be surprised to find a bottle of kombucha or kefir, which you can bet is going to be 100% live and unpasteurised.
So even with minimum 5 products you’ll end up paying around £8 / product with shipping included which is not bad at all for an artisanal, small batch food product.
They are very different from pickles, which are normally made with vinegar. It’s not that vinegar is bad, we think it’s absolutely delicious, plus vinegar itself is made via the process of fermentation.
The kimchis and sauerkrauts we source follow a different production process than pickles: the vegetables are washed and chopped or diced and then submerged in a salt water brine, where they undergo natural fermentation. The brine prevents spoilage while the fermentation kicks into high gear. After a period of time, Lactic Acid Bacteria and other microbes that are naturally present on the vegetables will have consumed the sugars and produced carbon dioxide and lactic and acetic acids. We are left with a final product that is radically different from the raw material, something that’s not only more delicious but also more digestible and significantly nutritionally improved.
Our regular shipping schedule is once a month, around the 15th. You’ll get a notification that your box is out for delivery a few days before, when we create the shipping label. All deliveries are Next Day Delivery with FedEx.
This allows us to balance our inventory and work with as many producers as possible while keeping the costs reasonable.
If you have an urgent craving for ferments (which we totally understand) it’s worth emailing us at [email protected] and we’ll likely be able to arrange a one-off speedy delivery.
We’re a small operation working with small businesses. Sometimes the products we source are made in really small batches and they are delivered to us the day before we ship the box. However, we think the benefits of this system outweigh the negatives. We can experiment by working with a high number of producers and you’ll be surprised with new ferments every time.
We can accommodate some personalization, if you only want kimchi or kraut. Plus, if you have special requirements, it’s always worth emailing at [email protected] and we’ll try to make it happen.
Look, if you return anything we are not going to be able to re-sell them because they have to be stored chilled to remain in the best condition.
So if you really don’t like them we’re simply going to give you your money back, minus the shipping cost of £6.99. No questions asked and you can keep your delivered box. Just email us at [email protected] and we’ll get it done.
Our latest partners, featured in the upcoming Explorer Box for July, Sam and Amy from The Fermentation Station. They have a unique concept, creating amazing seasonal ferments, based in Liverpool. Here’s Amy answering our most pressing questions: What’s the story that got you into fermenting food? Fermenting food and drinks was always a home passion… Read more »
We are delighted to feature Kimchi and Radish in the Explorer Box this June. We shipped their original Kimchi which is Vegan (no fish sauce). Founder Jihyun Kim, or Kimmy, personally delivered her delicious kimchi and kindly answered our questions (later over email, ssshhh!). Here’s Kimmy answering our most pressing questions: What’s the story that… Read more »